Toddler girl, two, is injured by flying glass as gunmen open fire during horrific carjacking in Birmingham
By Alexander Robertson For Mailonline
A two-year-old girl was rushed to hospital after she was hit with shattered glass when armed carjackers opened fire on a Volkswagen Golf.
The toddler was struck by flying shards of glass as the window of the car was smashed by the bullet on Sunday night.
Police and ambulance crews dashed to Balsall Heath, Birmingham , at 7.
pm after receiving reports of a shooting.
Four people, including the toddler, got out before the gunman and their accomplices stole the car, which was found abandoned nearby.
The girl was taken to hospital with minor cuts and has since been discharged. Another passenger, a man aged in his , was assessed by paramedics for shock.
Police and ambulance crews dashed to Balsall Heath, Birmingham (pictured) at 7. 36 pm after receiving reports of a shooting
Detective Sergeant Simon Hanlon, of West Midlands Police, said : ‘This is a truly appalling incident and the ordeal has traumatized a family.
‘ There were four people in the car at the time and it’s just fortunate no-one was more seriously injured.
‘Gun crime is always unacceptable, but even more so when a young child’s safety is put at risk.
‘We are working to establish the circumstances behind this attack and would urge anyone with information which can help us to come forward.’
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